American Locations 31 – Campobello Island 3

This trip goes from Cincinnati, Ohio, to the Boston area, then up the New England coast all the way into Canada, then back through the Adirondacks to the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York.

The main attraction to Campobello Island is the Roosevelt summer home. Although Franklin Roosevelt spent little time here late in his life, Eleanor Roosevelt spent much of her time here while her husband was President. We spent an afternoon touring the house.

And the grounds. The gardens were impressive.

Including their roses.

The views outside were good, too, if foggy. Gazing from the back porch across the bay to the US.

This is from just above their dock.

Views of Lubec from the grounds.

Interior photos were allowed. In most museums they aren’t, but with this being operated by the US government it was.

There is a story behind this bullhorn.

The Roosevelts had a large family, and frequently there were cousins visiting, too. So Eleanor used this bullhorn to call all the children to meals. It was said she could be plainly heard across the bay in Lubec.

We had an afternoon tea, much like guests would have been served at the time Eleanor Roosevelt was here.

There were a few other buildings besides the main residence.

We got to see their interiors, too.

I especially liked this room.

And the view from this large oval window.

There was even a shed with some old tools of the era.

As you can guess, it was a full day touring this place.

Next Location – Quoddy Head

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